NHI model will harm entire healthcare system: SAPPF

 Although the concept of Universal Health Coverage and access to quality healthcare for all South Africans are supported, the South African Private Practitioners’ Forum...

Impromptu responses to NHI Bill

Within 24 hours of the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill being presented by Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, to parliament and later to the...

NHI Bill released, but still no answers to critical questions

The National Health Insurance Bill has officially been introduced to Parliament and a copy of the document was made available to the public at...

Generic utilisation up, increase in medicine expenditure down, Mediscor report shows

The latest report by pharmaceutical benefits management (PBM) organisation, Mediscor shows a significant increase in the use of generics in South Africa with the...

BP, waist circumference, lipids should be measured regularly – Guidelines

Guidelines just published online in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism have stressed once again that blood pressure, waist circumference, fasting lipid profile, and...

KZN gets first multidisciplinary centre for endocrinology and heart care

A multi-disciplinary Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Heart Care has opened at Netcare uMhlanga Hospital near Durban. The centre is the first of its...

AI-enabled EKG detects irregular heart rhythms

Leveraging a convolutional neural network, Mayo Clinic researchers have developed an AI-enabled electrocardiogram to detect the electrocardiographic signature of AF present during normal sinus...

SGLT-2 inhibitor use not linked to increased risk for UTI events

Initiation of therapy with sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors for type 2 diabetes mellitus is not associated with an increased risk for urinary tract infection...

Upcoming System enhancements- Rules relating to billing guidelines

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Multi-stakeholder anti-fraud wheels starting to turn…

Lack of effective stakeholder collaboration in South Africa’s health sector was identified by the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) as one of the major root...

Quality, accountability ‘more than just a checklist’

The importance of patient-centred care already prioritised during several healthcare deliberations throughout South Africa this year , was once again emphasised  by BHF Conference...

NHI ‘better placed’ to reduce waste problems…

National Health Insurance (NHI) will be better placed to reduce administrative, operational and clinical waste currently experienced in the South African healthcare system, BHF...

Vitamin D supplementation may slow diabetes progression

Vitamin D supplementation may slow the progression of type 2 diabetes in newly diagnosed patients and those with prediabetes, according to a study published...

Smart usage of captured data key to effective health system

The sharing of trends and data is one of the most overlooked elements when it comes to developing an effective healthcare system. “There is an...

Presidential Health Compact “a new dawn” for healthcare

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the signing of the Presidential Health Compact has ushered in a new era in South Africa’s healthcare system where all...

Treating and managing fungal infections with Kolorex®

It is estimated that at least 90% of the population has a problem with candida overgrowth although most people do not know it as it usually does...

This week’s Presidential Compact signing major collaborative step to address health...

The Presidential Compact, just finalised by the nine commissions appointed during the Presidential Health Summit in October last year to document their challenges and propose interventions in...

CORRECTION: Scheme access to patient treatment records

In the Med Brief Africa report “Doctor must, by law, release record to scheme on request” (posted 1 July 2019 and since removed), the...